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We shall be deploying our 2 special mission aircraft for aerial surveillance to prevent and fight oil theft in the country – Bashir Jamoh

by Mitchelle Uzorka 

The Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has reiterated his readiness to combat oil theft in Nigeria.

The NIMASA Boss gave assurances that two special mission aircraft in the deep blue project fleet of the agency will be deployed to fight oil theft and protect the nation’s economy.

Jamoh described oil theft, pipeline vandalism, and illegal refining as unlawful activities capable of threatening the economic and environmental well-being of the country.

He said the aircraft from the mobile assets of the deep blue project, will support existing platforms being deployed by other security agencies, which NIMASA has subsisting Memorandum of Understanding with.

He further explained that the aircraft would assist in patrolling oil facilities, installations, and other assets to observe suspicious human and vessel movements in and around the facilities.

Jamoh explained that the aircraft would assist in patrolling oil facilities, installations, and other assets to observe suspicious human and vessel movements in and around the facilities.

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